Wang Yi Meets with Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Amina J. Mohammed
2023-06-29 23:55

On June 29, 2023, Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Director of the Office of the Central Commission for Foreign Affairs Wang Yi met with Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) Amina J. Mohammed in Beijing.

Wang Yi said that as a founding member, China has always firmly supported the cause of the UN. No matter what historical juncture or development stage China is at, it will always be a builder of world peace, a contributor to global development, and a defender of the international order. China firmly supports the UN in playing a core role in international affairs, firmly advocates and practices true multilateralism, and firmly upholds the basic norms governing international relations underpinned by the purposes and principles of the UN Charter.

Noting that the world today is faced with deficits in peace, development, security, governance, and other areas, Wang Yi said that President Xi Jinping, in response, has put forward the Global Development Initiative, the Global Security Initiative, and the Global Civilization Initiative. The initiatives not only meet the most common and urgent aspirations of developing countries, but also demonstrate China's sense of responsibility as the largest developing country. Pointing out that development is the common cause of the international community, Wang Yi said China is ready to strengthen synergy with UN agencies, to pool strength for realizing the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development on schedule.

Amina J. Mohammed expressed her gratitude for China's steadfast support for the cause of the UN, noting that the two sides have conducted in-depth cooperation in maintaining peace and promoting development, among other areas. The UN appreciates and supports the Belt and Road Initiative, the Global Development Initiative and other important initiatives proposed by China. Noting multiple global challenges, Amina J. Mohammed stressed the need to stay committed to multilateral partnerships and expressed the hope that China will leverage its leadership to seek solutions together. The UN hopes to strengthen cooperation with China in such fields as sustainable development, climate response, desertification prevention and control, and digital innovation.

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